Pretty zinnia, not fully in bloom. I’ve been treasuring the fall flowers while they last! My garden in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
I planted a package of lemon cosmos flower seeds in the spring. This week, I discovered the first flowers from my efforts…one tough plant popped up from a crack in the backyard patio concrete. The only plant to bloom. Bloom where you’re planted…or not! © Rita Jacques 2018.
My brother-in-law Mark is an avid cyclist and a wonderful gardener. Look how he combined the best of both worlds! Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018
How does one cope with natural disasters of the worst kind? Or of being surrounded by the threat of violence? Well, I can only speak for myself…I focus on the beauty around me: flowers! When I ventured to Haiti with a team after the earthquake struck there, we traveled through roads cut through mountainsides. Boulders… Continue reading Handling Stress…Beautifully!
Poppies are fleeting…they’re in their prime for only a brief moment in time. These photos would’ve been better taken the day before, and on a calm day…but this was still better than waiting until next year. You can see the age in the petals yet the blooms are only a few days old. I only… Continue reading Poppies!
Sunny irises in my front yard. Last year there were five blooms…this year there were twenty! Woo-hoo! © Rita Jacques 2018 Windsor, Ontario.
Columbine the same shade as the irises blooming right now. The nice thing about having a mostly perennial garden is looking forward to the appearance of different flowers. Each plant has its own heyday! © Rita Jacques 2018 Windsor, Ontario.